Joy Deal, AfterSchool Program Supervisor at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department, was awarded with the Rich Scofield Memorial Award, presented by the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)’s Director, Glenda Bean. This award was created in 2005 by the SECA Board of Directors in memorial to
Rich Scofield, a SECA member from Tennessee, who contributed significantly to the Association during his life. Rich was the creator of School-Age Notes and focused his attention on the school-age population, particularly before and after school. In his honor, an award is given annually to a recipient who works with primary children in before and after school programs.
SBCPRD presented it’s annual awards in December, including:
• Broni Gainous, Marketing Coordinator, was awarded the SBCPRD Distinguished Professional of the Year. This award recognizes an individual each year who has made outstanding and lasting contributions to the recreation profession.
• Kimberly Sharpe, Special Events Supervisor, recently accepted the SBCPRD S.T.A.R. (Service That Achieves Results) Award, which recognizes an employee who has enhanced or provided new services within the department.
• Al Cartee, Correctional Officer and Landscape Specialist, was awarded the SBCPRD Emmitt Scott Award. This award is presented to a full time Parks Division employee who has gone “above and beyond” his or her job description in an effort to keep our parks and grounds beautiful, friendly and safe.
• Gus Allen, Assistant Parks Division Manager, was awarded a 25-Year Service Award in 2012 for 25 years of service to SBCPRD and to the recreation profession. Others to receive service awards included: 20-Year, Ronnie Melton; 5-Year, Dexter Hendrix; and 5-year, Justin Franklin.